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Bear Branch Nature Center

300 John Owings Road

Mission Statement: 

To provide a quality experience for user groups and the general public in Environmental Education, Recreation, Lodging, and Food Service while functioning in a self-supporing capacity. These services will be provided within a safe, friendly, clean and environmentally conscience facility.


jasmine jasmine

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
We wnt to the playground very clean and quiet a small pond to throw stones into seating area to relax and a short trail to a pavillion we (my kids and i) enjoyed ourselves we had to cut the fun session short because of a needed bathroom break. The facility was closed. We will visit again it was great.

Joy James

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Great place to hike or run. Trails vary from 1 mile to 5+. It is easy to add distance by winding through the "wilderness" trails, although just a warning they are not the most clearly marked. Nature center is fun for small children. The planetarium show is wonderful and enjoyable for adults as well.

Christopher Sauvageau

Saturday, April 21, 2018
This is a wonderful place to take your kids to learn about nature. There is a bee hive you can see through. Lots of nice trails to explore. There is a associated nature school neighboring.

William Pearre

Friday, June 8, 2018
Good fishing spot with the kids. Catch and release, but fun. Just watch it for the turtles.

Keith Bortner

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Wonderful nature center, was a wonderful place for a birthday party. Knowledgeable, friendly staff and clean, interesting exhibits and facilities.

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